Publisher’s Weekly reports that Jordan Brown at children’s publisher Balzer + Bray, an imprint of Harper Collins, has beaten five other publishers at auction over The Ojja-Wojja: A Teen Horror Mystery or Whatever, You Know?, a queer-positive graphic novel by Kim & Kim‘s Magdalene Visaggio and Bingo Love‘s Jenn St-Onge. that they’ve been working on together since this time last year.
Val Malloy is an autistic kid with two interests: the supernatural and her best friend, Lanie. When Val and Lanie accidentally unleash a mysterious entity known as the Ojja-Wojja, transforming their town into a mind-controlled cult, they must team up with other misfits to stop it.
The Ojja-Wojja: A Teen Horror Mystery or Whatever, You Know? is planned to be published in the Spring of 2021 and is the first of a two-book deal.
Mags says ‘The first book is called The Ojja Wojja, and is about two teen girls who accidentally unleash an evil demon that takes over their town, and it’s up to them to save the day! I’m super excited to be working on exciting, engaging, queer-positive content for the youth market. That’s the future of comics.’